Suspect wanted on child endangerment charges
An eastern Iowa man sought in a child endangerment case has been found and arrested. Authorities say 25-year-old Michael Blair, of Swisher, is being held in the
Wapello County Jail. He is being held on $200,000 bail. Online court records do not list the name of his attorney. Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner says Blair was discovered in an attic around 1 a.m. Saturday in Ely, which sits south-southeast of Cedar Rapids. Gardner wouldn't elaborate on what led officers to Blair's hiding place.
Police say Blair is suspected of child endangerment involving a seriously injured 2-month-old who was taken to an Ottumwa hospital on Dec. 7.
Michael Geoffrey Blair was taken into custody in Lynn County, Iowa early Saturday morning, January 12. He will be held in the Wapello County Jail.
The Ottumwa Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Michael Geoffrey Blair, 25, of Swisher, Iowa.
Blair has an arrest warrant issued by the department concerning Multiple Acts of Child Endangerment, a Class "B" Felony.
According to Lt. Tom McAndrew, the department responded to a call at Ottumwa Regional Health Center's emergency room in December concerning a two month old infant who has serious injuries. After an investigation, the warrant was issued.
The public is asked to contact the department's investigations unit at 641-683-0661 if they have any information on Blair's location.
On December 7, 2012, the Ottumwa Police Department responded to Ottumwa Regional Health Center on a report of a two month old infant at the emergency room with serious injuries. After a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Michael Geoffrey Blair, 25, of Swisher, Iowa; for Multiple Acts of Child Endangerment, a Class â??Bâ?? Felony.
The Police Department is asking for the publicâ??s assistance in locating Blair. Blair is a white male, 6â??1â?? tall, 150 pounds, with blue eyes. Blair is known to frequent the Cedar Rapids area, but has ties to Ottumwa.
Anyone with information concerning Blair is asked to call the Ottumwa Police Departmentâ??s Investigations Unit at 641-683-0661.
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